Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The American Surrender
They fought for three hours until they saw a white flag approaching from the British lines. They were sure it was a plea for truce. To their surprise it was a message from their captured General. Unaware of their strong position and the approach of Gen. Harrison's reinforcements, Gen. Winchester called for surrender.
Although surrounded and low on ammunition, the gallant Kentuckians refused to surrender until the British promised protection for the American wounded and the homes of Frenchtown's settlers.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 54.989′ N, 83° 22.677′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dixie Highway (State Highway 50) and East Noble Avenue, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North Dixie Highway, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (approx. ¼ mile away); First District Court (approx. ¼ mile away); Artillery January 22, 1813 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battles of the River Raisin (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. 17th Infantry Campsite (approx. 0.4 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roundhead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.